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blandishment

noun

1 blandishment

Flattery intended to persuade.

synonyms: cajolery, palaver.

Roget 615: motive, springs of action, wellsprings of action.    reason, ground, call, principle; by end, by purpose; mainspring, primum mobile [Lat.], keystone; the why and the wherefore; ... show more

Roget 902: endearment, caress; blandishment, blandiment; panchement, fondling, billing and cooing, dalliance, necking, petting, sporting, sparking, hanky-panky; caressing.    ... show more

Roget 933: flattery, adulation, gloze; blandishment, blandiloquence; cajolery; fawning, wheedling etc. v.; captation, coquetry, obsequiousness, sycophancy, ... show more

Dutch: hielenlikkerij, mooipraterij, ophemeling, pluimstrijkerij, vleierij



2 blandishment

The act of urging by means of teasing or flattery.

synonym: wheedling.


Moby thesaurus: adulation, agacerie, allure, allurement, appeal, artful endearments, attraction, attractiveness, beguilement, beguiling, bewitchery, bewitchment, blandishments, blarney, bunkum, buttonholing, cajolement, cajolery, captivation, caress ... show more.

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